Well, There’s Your Problem…

… your throttle’s jamming, and that’s gumming up your fuel mixture. If I were you, I’d just replace that grass with ground cover, clover maybe. Never needs mowing.

Mary Ann asks: “Who says girls aren’t mechanically inclined? Or reclined? And only 4 months old!”



  1. The need for shade definitely overrides self-preservation instincts. 🙂

  2. Fird Birfle says:

    1: unless Dogue lives in the Caribbean or Hawaii, any need for a functioning lawn mower will soon be temporarily solved … However, in order for the pic to be ENTIRELY convincing (mechanic story), Dogue needs a pair of ill-fitting trousers displaying the Badonk-a-donk Crack…

    2: nice entry for ‘Tocktober, Mike 🙂


  3. Fird Birfle says:

    oops — no point for # 3; sorry ’bout that ….

  4. Yep, Tocktober is nearing its close…

  5. I can’t believe how fast Tocktober has gone by, but that means Nosevember is nearly here.

    Cute photo, and I love the term “mechanically reclined!”

  6. Yup, looks pretty expensive. Couple of scoopfuls of Kibbles and Bits, anyway. I’ll work up a final estimate and send it right over.

  7. Your krangle pingle is broken and the rassle snaffle is tangled up with the flibbertygibbetz.

    I can fix it up for you in a jiff…

    Cost ? oh you can pay me in kibble.

  8. and don’t forget to tip with bell rubs!!!

  9. oops….that is BELLY rubs (sorry)

  10. skippymom says:

    Next spring I’m hiring her to tune up my lawn mower. She’ll probably do a better job than the crazy hippy dude I paid this year. Maybe I’ll be able to start it with fewer than fifty bajillion tries.

  11. Fird Birfle says:

    @ skippymom: what, no “elebenty” in that number??

  12. The last two years I have hired a couple of nice-looking young men to do my yardwork, so no more lawnmower for me! I really enjoy having my own lawn boys. [winky winky]

  13. I can’t make head or tail of this picture. 😉

  14. skippymom says:

    Actually, I pull the cord one bajillion times, take a break and walk around the yard, pull it another bajillion times, take a break and walk around cursing, go back, pull it forty-eight more bajillions, scream curses so all the neighbors can hear, go in the house and drink some water, then go out and after just elebenty more tries, it starts.

  15. skippymom says:

    Will they work for kibble? That’s the only way I could afford lawn boys.

  16. Skippy Mom sounds like you just need a new spark plug. (Voice of experience with my mantis roto. tiller). 😉

  17. skippymom says:

    But shouldn’t the dude I paid seventy-something bucks to do all needed maintenance last spring have noticed that? (grumble grumble grumble)

    Maybe I’ll just get a couple of sheep.

  18. hmmm maybe I should consider getting a lawn…
    espesh if one of the handsome young men would fix me gin & tonics while the other was mowing the grass?

  19. What, Ms. Schnozz doesn’t make g&ts for you?

  20. weasel wardancer says:

    FYI: Tessa is a Clumber Spaniel, now almost 2 yrs old. I was unable to loosen the nut on the blade so I could change it and she was certain that if I was spending so much time under there it must be yummy. Mary Ann

  21. There’s always the old H. Allen Smith term – “mechanically clined”. Covers both in- and re- types.

  22. weasel wardancer says:

    I never was able to loosen that bolt to change the blade. No longer matters. I too hired a nice guy to do the yard once a week. Tesa loves him cuz he always brings her a cookie. Mary Ann

  23. Hey Momma, Sheep are fun but personally I prefer baby Pigmy goats !
    Boing ….Boing….BOING !!!!!!

  24. Her tocks are adorable! 🙂 I’m sure her face is too!

  25. I think he bungled and boggled the fingle dopple…

  26. I know this is a girl, but I keep hearing the intro in John Ratzenberger’s voice! 😉

  27. lawdy, I wish! she ought to do something to earn her keep!

  28. warrior rabbit says:

    Here, let me help:

    3. ????
    4. Profit!

  29. Fird Birfle says:

    thanks, w.r. !!! 🙂

  30. A fitting pic for the tail end of tocktober.:)

  31. Lewis n' Clark says:

    hey tracylee, how about a nosehance of Miss Schnozz to kick off Nosevember?!

  32. Oooooh, good idea!!! Please, please, Pretty Please,with sprinkles, and whipped topping, and a cherry on top?!

  33. ooooh how cute! I never heard of a Clumber spaniel before, so I had to look it up. What an adorable breed! I’m sure Tessa is gorgeous in the front too 🙂

  34. I might be able to arrange something 🙂

  35. A Clumber! I have an aunt who has a Clumber! Lovely dogs. I thought those were Clumber tocks in that pic. 🙂

  36. victoreia says:

    *pouts* *mutters* Nobody ever pays me in kibble.

  37. Fird Birfle says:

    *pats victoreia consolingly on the shoulder, smiles convincingly*

    “There, there, victoreia.”

    [Note to self: Research needed:
    Who ever came up with the concept, that saying the word “there”, twice, was a comforting gesture???]

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    Well, I’m okay with the “TAILS” part.
    But I agree with you, I cannot seem to make heads of it, either … 😉

  39. Thanks for the clarification, weasel. I think I stared at that pic for 5 minutes wondering how a 4 month old RABBIT could be this huge. Alternatively wondered how a lawnmower and wrench could be so small…

  40. You made me curious! Go to the link below and scroll down to “Pat Pat.” Best answer I could find in 6 minutes! 🙂